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2022 Open Book Session
The open book session is a period of time scheduled prior to the Board of Review to view the property assessment rolls, sale information, and/or speak with an appraiser regarding your assessment.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 through August 10, 2022. Weekdays only from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
2022 Board of Review Board of Review is a quasi- judicial appeal process. To schedule an appointment, please contact the City Clerk at least 48 hours prior to the start of Board of Review. The City Clerk will provide you with the required paperwork.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 9:00 AM
NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK AND BOARD OF REVIEW
CITY OF FITCHBURG
Notice is also hereby given that the Board of Review for the City of Fitchburg, Dane County will meet on the 31st day of August,2022 at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers at Fitchburg City Hall, 5520 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session, pursuant to s. 70.47(2), Wis. Stats.
Pursuant to Sec. 70.45 of Wis. Statutes, the Assessment Roll for the year 2022 will be open during weekday business hours starting on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 through Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Property owners who have questions regarding their assessments can make Open Book appointments with the Assessor’s office staff at City Hall by calling 270-4235. Instructional material will be available at that time for information on how to file an Official Objection to the assessment and the Board of Review procedures under Wisconsin law.
Pursuant to s.70.47 (2), Wis. Stats.: No person will be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the board by telephone, or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to view the property.
After the first meeting of the board of review and before the board's final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the board of review may contact or provide information to a member of the board about the person's objection, except at a session of the board.
No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under sub.(3) (a), that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal under sub.(6m) (a) and if so which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take.
When appearing before the board, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of value of the land and the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate.
No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the assessor with all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the assessor's manual under s. 73.03 (2a), that the assessor requests. The City of Fitchburg has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph that provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their officer or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s. 19.35 (1).
Anyone wishing to file an objection MUST contact the City Clerk to complete and submit the required objection form supplied by the city, prior to appearing before the board of review. Objections will be scheduled to be heard by the board in the order in which they are received by the City Clerk.
Please see the Assessor Page of our Website for more information